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Knights Club: The Message of Destiny
The Comic Book You Can Play
By (author): Shuky Illustrated by: Waltch Illustrated by: Novy
9781683690658 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures Oct 22, 2019
$13.99 CAD
Active 5.77 x 8.33 x 0.39 in | 0.71 lb 152 pages Quirk Books
This middle grade graphic novel series makes YOU the valiant hero of a fantasy quest—pick your panel, find items, gain abilities, solve puzzles, and play through new storylines again and again!

In a medieval age of chivalry and sorcery, you’ve been training hard to become a knight. Now the king has a mission for you: carry a message of the utmost importance to the leader of a neighboring country. But traps and enemies will be numerous on your route! Forge your weapons to make them more powerful, win points collecting magical cards, be victorious in battle, and advance through the levels to become strong enough to bring your mission to a successful end.

HERE’S HOW TO PLAY:
• To begin your quest, select your character.
• Numbers are hidden in every panel. Decide where you want to go next, and then flip to the panel with the matching number.
• Solve puzzles, collect supplies, and defeat enemies in your quest for success. If you succeed, you may be knighted!
• If your mission fails, just start again at the beginning! You can play the book over and over again, making different choices every time.

Remember, this is no ordinary comic book—what happens next is up to you!

Series Overview: This interactive graphic novel series for kids is the first of its kind. Engaging visuals, humor, and a game-like format will entice reluctant readers ages 8-12. Rise through the ranks as a daring knight-in-training in the Knights Club series or solve mysteries in the enchanting, fairytale world of Hocus & Pocus. The books are designed to be read/played over and over, as there are numerous path to follow. How it ends is up to you!

It’s a graphic novel that reads like a game. Every panel on every page is numbered chronologically; at key moments throughout the book, players make choices and flip to different panels to determine the results.

Super-cute full-color illustrations

Designed to be read/played over and over, as numerous outcomes are possible

The perfect entertainment for long car rides

$9.99 price point

Shuky is the founder of Makaka Editions, a comics and graphic novel publisher in France. He is an illustrator and the author of nine interactive comics as well as several traditional comics. 

Waltch is a comics artist who contributes to several fanzines, including Ribozine. He clients include Wind West and Ankama.

Novy is a comics author, letterer, and an illustrator living in France.

Author Residence: France

Waltch was born in 1984 in the Vosges. He studied drawing for three years at the St. Luc Institute of Tournai and contributes to several fanzines, including Ribozine. His influences span from Franquin to Toriyama. In 2008, his first comic, Ecolo Attitude, was published by Makaka Editions. Since then, he has worked for several publishers, including Wind West and Ankama.

Illustrator Residence: France

Marketing: Promotion at C2E2, Book Con, San Diego Comic Con, and New York Comic Con

Goodreads giveaways

Downloadable activity Kit

Possible book trailer

Inclusion in Quirk’s consumer, bookseller, and librarian newsletters

Promotion on QuirkBooks.com

Extensive online advertising via parenting websites and popular middle grade websites

Possible dedicated website



Publicity: National and regional print outreach

Online outreach via parenting websites, blogs, and instagrammers

Praise for Knights Club!

“In this innovative middle-grade graphic novel, readers choose their own path through a series of riddles and hidden passages as they craft an adventure that’s unique to them.”—Game Informer, on Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery

“Wonderfully fun and entertaining.”—Midwest Book Review, on Knights Club: The Buried City

“An immersive reading experience full of adventure and fun. The book series really can be enjoyed by all ages since its beautiful storytelling manages to capture its audience young & old alike.”—BioGamer Girl, on Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery

“It’s choose your own adventure for the modern generation of kids! As engaging and fun as a video game. And better for development.” - Sussan N., Librarian at Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, on Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery

“All good fun and it kept my son highly entertained…Knights Club would make an excellent and unexpected pick-up idea for a reader who may want a bit more input into their latest read.”—Grab This Book, on Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery
 
Everyone loves the Comic Quests series!

“Kid approved.”—The Dice Tower, on Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods
 
“For kids just diving into the genre, [Comic Quests is] a fantastic gateway and springboard to those more involved types of [role-playing] games.”—The Roarbots

“If you love reading, gaming, and magical animals, you’re going to fall head over heels for this brand new graphic novel series.”—YAYOMG!on Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods

“An interactive series that will appeal to reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys making a fun story.”—School Library Journal, on Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods
 
“An exciting and adventurous way to encourage young people to read, as well as hone their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”—Midwest Book Review, on Iron Magicians

“Great for commutes, waiting in long lines, or any instance where you’re stuck without anything to do or anyone to talk to. Or, you know, simply because you want to play an RPG by yourself!.”—Sequential Tart, on Iron Magicians

“Fun for kids of all ages.”—Really Into This, on Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods

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